- Euphorically Enriching Erythromycin? (enriching the pharmaceutical companies),
- Sinfully Soothing Erythromycin? (sinfully priced), or
- Golden Touch Erythromycin? (priced more per gram than gold, currently trading at $53.17 per gram)
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Marketing small packages with big price tags
The paint, however, felt like a steal after examining a recent hospital bill. I had been to the ER for a few stitches needed by an eye. The bill included $86.20 for a one gram tube of Erythromycin. This tiny tube of ointment was prescribed to reduce the likelihood of infection.
I'm thinking that for the hospital to charge such an exorbitant fee they ought to at least consider giving this ointment a fancier name. How about...
Anyone in need of a good deal on some eye ointment? I've still got some left over. For a mere $40 I would be willing to part with 1/2 gram of the Everlasting Elixir Erythromycin ;-)